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HBO: We’re Not Losing Subscribers, Report Is ‘Simply Incorrect’

HBO: We’re Not Losing Subscribers, Report Is ‘Simply Incorrect’

By Josh Wolford January 22, 2014

HBO has gone on the offensive following a recent report that claimed the pay-TV service was bleeding subscribers (thanks to streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime). “The research is simply incorrect. Both HBO and Cinemax services have shown significant …

Smartphone Shipments To Pass Feature Phones in 2013 Smartphone Shipments To Pass Feature Phones in 2013

2013 will be the year that global smartphone shipments finally top feature phones, according to new figured from NPD. According to the research firm, global smartphone shipments will hit 937 million units this year. That will just outpace global feature …

Netflix Is Incredibly Popular on HDTVs Netflix Is Incredibly Popular on HDTVs

Chances are, if you’re streaming a film or TV show via Netflix Instant, you’re probably watching it on your HDTV (either via a SmartTV or through a device with a Netflix app, like an Xbox360). NPD has just published their …

Nintendo Sold 890,000 Wii U Consoles In 2012 Nintendo Sold 890,000 Wii U Consoles In 2012
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Nintendo has famously said it was going to sell 5.5 million Wii U units before the end of the fourth quarter. It’s now January, and the company that Mario built has revealed its sales numbers for the U.S. The results? …

There Are Less Gamers In The U.S. This Year There Are Less Gamers In The U.S. This Year
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It seems like everybody is a gamer these days. The rise of mobile and social gaming has turned even the most unlikely of people into gamers. All of the new gamers have even eclipsed what was traditionally the largest gamer …

July Video Game Sales Are Down Across The Board July Video Game Sales Are Down Across The Board
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The video game industry was seen as something that was recession proof back in 2008. Everybody loves video games and people are going to keep buying them. The Wii was still flying off of shelves and people were gobbling up …

Xbox 360 Is King For 16th Straight Month Xbox 360 Is King For 16th Straight Month
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Microsoft now has a couple of things to be excited about as we close out the work week. On Thursday, they unveiled a huge overhaul of their Bing engine that will debut a three-column format and heavily integrate Facebook (and …

Forty Percent Of Players Buy Stuff In Freemium Games Forty Percent Of Players Buy Stuff In Freemium Games

Free-to-play games are the new “in” thing. It’s the kind of game that everybody wants to make. Zynga and other major developers have already proved that free-to-play can be a healthy and at times, ridiculously profitable, business model. Thanks to …

Digital Movies Kill Blockbuster, Stop Wasting Money! Digital Movies Kill Blockbuster, Stop Wasting Money!

Over the past holiday weekend I finally had some time to relax. I don’t get much downtime so when the moment arrived I had to ask myself, ” what do I like to do when I have free time? “. …

NPD: Xbox 360 On Top In December NPD: Xbox 360 On Top In December
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The Xbox 360 did good this year. How good? About $6.7 billion worth of good. NPD data was released today that cemented Microsoft’s position as the leader of 2011 in video game sales. That $6.7 billion worth of sales equated …

P2P Music Sharing on the Decline? P2P Music Sharing on the Decline?

The fight against digital music piracy seems to always be a step behind the current trends. When the doors were finally shut on Napster, some people * ahem* had already gotten more music via the service in a week than …

Large Screen Phones Preferred by More Consumers Large Screen Phones Preferred by More Consumers

It doesn’t seem like too long ago when tiny phones were all the rage.  They were all touted as lightweight and super thin – and the closer to the size of a Zippo, the better.  Well, according to a new …

Netflix Crushing the Competition Netflix Crushing the Competition
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Watching movies at home is getting easier and easier, but that doesn’t mean consumers are spreading around their sources. In a press release earlier today, global retail market researcher NPD Group reports that the lion’s share of downloaded and streamed …

More Baby Boomers Embracing Web 2.0
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Online activities primarily popular with younger people are now receiving the attention of baby boomers. Recent surveys of U.S. consumers found that 61 percent of baby boomer Internet users (age 44 to 61) had visited sites that offer streaming and downloadable video while 41 percent had visited social networks.

Nintendo Wii Leader In Hardware Sales For July
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U.S. video game sales increased 28 percent in July from a year ago, with continued solid demand for Nintendo’s Wii console, research firm NPD said.

Sales of video game hardware, software and accessories reached $1.19 billion in July, with software sales increasing 41 percent and hardware sales growing 17 percent.

Entertainment Spending Looks Bleak

Downarrowgig The weak economy is beginning to have an effect on the entertainment industry.